Phil Jackson is hired and Woodson is fired. Carmelo may leave to join a championship team like the Bulls. What will become of the Knicks next season? They have Amare, Bargnani, Chandler and Felton/Smith taking them over the cap. There aren't a ton of moves they can make until the summer of 2015.
So why not take advantage of a down year and offer the Knicks some value for Tyson Chandler?
Chandler is not Kevin Love, Marc Gasol, or LaMarcus Aldridge. He is probably in the same category as Omer Asik and Larry Sanders. The thing about Chandler is that he's been in a bad situation for a few years since being DPOY and winning a championship. He is in the last year of his contract and at 31, with a good year, could earn another 4 year 40+ million dollar contract.
In return, the Knicks aren't going to want any contracts that hit their books in 2015-16 but probably would be willing to exchange expiring contracts if they could achieve a pick or two.
Ainge should trade:
NYK: Brandon Bass (6.5), Joel Anthony (3.8), and Vitor Favarani (2)
BOS: Tyson Chandler (14.5)
Ainge could include the Clippers & 76ers picks in 2015. He could include our 2014 BKN 1st. I could even see him trading our own 2015 pick (top5 protected). This allows Boston to re-sign Chandler with Rondo in 2015 if its a fit and a third star is brought in. This allows fills a big gap without breaking the bank, meaning the Celtics would still have plenty of assets to work a Kevin Love deal.
Tyson would give the Celtics their true center. He would fit well with Rondo since he's a seasoned veteran and his ability to roll hard to the rim and finish well. Tyson could set up a trade for Kevin Love or he can anchor our defense and allow Sullinger and Olynyk to share the PF spot. In this scenario, I even see the Celtics extending an offer to Chris Humphries to be out 4th big.